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New Color Combinations for a Brilliant Decor

Desperately in need of a home design change-up? Looking for a few shades of inspiration? Often, we become stuck in a design rut in which we overuse the same palettes in nearly every room. If you’re looking for a more vibrant option, you’ll be happy to know that we’ve compiled a list of four of the hottest color couples in modern design. Consider the following sets of shades for your home —

Yellow and Gray

Colorful living room with grey and yellow themes

by Intexure Architects

You might call this color combo a winning pair. Lately, it’s hard to cast a stone without hitting a home, showroom or design boutique that doesn’t display these colors together in at least one spot. Consider gray walls with a couple pieces of eye-popping lemon-colored furniture, or a gray table accompanied by banana hued tableware. This color partnership is sweet and sleek all at the same time.

Modern bedroom with yellow, grey and white color scheme

by Michelle Hinckley / Photo by Michelle Rasmussen

Modern kitchen with open floor plan in grey and yellow

by Chelsea Atelier Architect

beautiful bedroom with yellow and gray colors
Beautiful bedroom with yellow and gray colors

by NOA Architecture Planning Interiors / Photo by Berkay Demirkan

Brown and Green

Light green and dark brown home interior design

Yaletown Loft by Maria Killam

The most natural of combinations, these two hues repeat the same color pair we see in our own backyards. Consider sage colored walls with brown iron sculptures or a mint bedspread against a natural wood headboard.

Brown and green home decor

Interior Design by id 810 design group / Photo by Alexander Johnson Photography

Red and Turquoise

Modern nursery room with red and turquoise

by Niche Interiors / R. Brad Knipstein Photography

It can sound a little zany at first, but this tropical amalgamation can give your living space the liveliness you’ve been seeking. Picture ocean colored walls next to a barn-red lamp or a red vanity topped with a turquoise vase. If this combination is too bright for your tastes, tone it down with blocks of white or ivory.

Bedroom with turquoise headboard and red nightstand

by betsy burnham

Purple and Gold

The most royal of the color combinations, this duo can transform any space into a room fir for a queen. Consider rich purple walls marked with accents of gilded gold, or an ornate gold patterned sofa complemented with plum colored throw pillows. Because these tones are opposite on the color wheel, they almost always mix well.

Purple and gold wedding decor

By Jessica-Haley

Purple couch and golden decor go great

by B Fein Interior Design

Carrie Dagenhard
Carrie is a seasoned blogger, entertainment journalist and all around professional wordsmith with a passion for interior design and home organization. A self-proclaimed eternal wanderer and neat freak, she enjoys sharing her eclectic tastes and zeal of creating a beautiful and balanced space through DIY home décor. After graduating with a degr[...]

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